Almost 28 political parties and all their top leaders arrived in Mumbai to attend the two-day Opposition-led INDIA alliance meeting. The meeting aims to establish an anti-BJP alliance. The agenda includes unveiling a logo, appointing coordinators, and finalizing the formal structure and architecture of the grouping. The two-day meeting includes a get-together of Opposition leaders, followed by a formal sitting on Friday to take important decisions, including one on seat-sharing.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra called it a “selfish alliance” with the agenda of “maximum profit from corruption”. He also drew a parallel with ISRO’s recent Moon mission, comparing the ruling government with ‘Chandrayaan-3’, whose rover “is already working on development”. “Whereas the Congress Party’s missile will not take off as it does not have fuel.”
A day before the INDIA alliance’s third meeting in Mumbai, Maha Vikas Aghadi parties held a press conference where Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray said that though parties in the alliance have different ideologies, they are driven by the common goal of saving the country and Constitution. NCP chief Sharad Pawar said the alliance will be an alternative forum that will bring change to the country.
“I am happy that the INDIA alliance is holding meetings consistently. People have faith that our alliance will succeed in defeating the BJP,” says Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav at INDIA alliance meeting.
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi speaks ahead of INDIA alliance meeting in Mumbai. “Those taking potshots at the INDIA alliance brought unemployment, inflation, and insulted women in the country,” she said, addressing media persons.
“This selfish alliance already has six contenders for the PM post so far. I believe people know that the country has achieved many milestones under PM Modi’s leadership, and their trust continues to be with him,” says UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya on INDIA alliance in Mumbai.
CPI General Secretary D Raja said, “The country is in great trouble and is facing multiple crises, and the country has to be liberated from the clutches of the BJP-RSS.” Adding further, he said that the INDIA alliance is confident that the BJP government will be removed from power in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha election.”
“We all want Rahul Gandhi to become PM,” said Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.
“People love Rahul Gandhi, they want to work under his leadership. But all of us will sit together and discuss on putting an end to the differences between some of the parties,” says Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut.